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Unformatted text preview: Chaucer English 315 The Friars Prologue and Tale 1. How are the Friar and the Wife of Bath quyting each other? Consider what the Wife says about friarsand how the Friar comments on the Wife, especially at the end of the Wifes Prologue (829-856) and in the Prologue (1265-1277) to his Tale. 2. Describe the relationship of the Summoner and the Archdeacon (1301-1324). 3. One of the ways the Summoner receives information about people is through his network of prostitutes who report to him whoso that it were / That lay by them, they tolde it in his [the summoners] ear (1356-58). Where is this same method of taletelling (informing) used in the Tale, and by whom, and why? 4. Even before he reveals his identity, what are the hints that the Yeoman may be not what he seems? (See 1380-1445) For example, why is he portrayed as a hunter? Why is what he seems?...
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This note was uploaded on 01/06/2010 for the course ENGL 315 taught by Professor Caldwell during the Spring '09 term at CSU Fullerton.
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